Thanksgiving Pillow Cover DIY
For week 2 of the Holiday Extravaganza, I present my Thanksgiving Pillow Cover! (Trumpets are sounding off :) I’m making over ratty old pillows that just need to die. I’ve been keeping a set of these horrible pillows hidden away until I have time to make some pillow covers.
You can make a pillow cover in about 20 minutes. Drape your fabric around the pillow to determine the width. Your fabric will need to go all the way around the pillow, plus 8″. The extra is for the overlap. Determine the length by measuring your pillow, and add 1″.
Your two ends that overlap will need to be hemmed.
Stitch along the edge of each fold line.
Now arrange your pillow inside out, making sure the width of the pillow will fit inside; and that you have enough overlap that your pillow won’t show.
Round the edges off your pillow cover slightly. This will help your pillow fit nice and snug, and prevent dog ears. After rounding the points, stitch all the way around your pillow. Finish with a serger or zig zag stitch.
Turn your pillow right side out and press.
The overlap will look sort of like this inside.
Stuff hideous pillow inside and fluff.
I forgot to round my edges, so I have just a little bit of dog ears. But on the plus side, no one will suspect that I’m too cheap to buy new pillows!
Hey, I’m getting pretty good at home dec projects- did you see my fall kitchen towel makeover? My house might look like a Pinterest house if I keep it up! (Not really though.)
If you want some more holiday crafty goodness, check out the Holiday Extravaganza links below!
Homemade Oreos from PopCosmo
Free Printable Thanksgiving Conversation Starter Game from The Pinning Mama
DIY Dinner Napkins from PinkWhen
DIY Paper Flower Wreath from The Fresh Idea Studio